Autopsy Results Reveal Cause of Death for Kyle Jacobs
The official cause of death for Kyle Jacobs has been determined.
A representative for the Davidson County Medical Examiner verified on May 9 that Kellie Pickler’s spouse had committed suicide on February 17. He was 49.
Even though he had a history of “pseudoseizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes, and chronic alcohol use,” an autopsy report acquired by Taste of Country revealed that Jacobs had no drugs in his blood at the time of his death.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department was summoned to the Tennessee home of former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler on February 17 when Pickler woke up and couldn’t find her husband. During their hunt for Jacobs, Pickler and her assistant reportedly called 911 when they were unable to enter a bedroom/office on the second floor.
Pickler, then 36 years old, and the songwriter wed in a secret ceremony in the Caribbean in 2011. I Love Kellie Pickler, a CMT reality show that aired from 2015 to 2017, followed the Nashville pair everywhere they went.
“We just do everything we can just to be real,” Jacobs said in 2017 on Yahoo’s BUILD series. Our favorite way to get through life is by sharing a good chuckle with one another. The show is essentially us doing what we love to do. We put on a presentation full of warmth and humor.
While Pickler has been silent on the subject of her husband’s death, several of her fellow country music performers have paid respect to Jacobs. Lee Brice, who worked with Jacobs on his song “Save the Roses,” referred to him as “one of the best people anyone could ever hope to have in their corner” in an Instagram post on February 22.
“These past few days have truly been some of the hardest of my life,” he wrote. “At times, I feel lost and buried under this deep sadness. Other times, I sit and remember all the times with Kyle that bring me comfort and make me smile.”